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Award-Winning Lifestyle and Wellness Experience Returns to NADA Convention & Expo in New Orleans

29 Oct

The NADAccelerateYoujustlogoA Convention’s award-winning Lifestyle Experience is back for 2014 offering both men and women numerous activities to relax their minds, bodies and souls while walking through the Expo floor in New Orleans.

The four Lifestyle Experience pavilions encompass Beauty and Fashion; Lifetime; Mind, Body and Spirit; and Relax.

Highlights for 2014 include a professional portrait studio, a golf clinic and putting green, psychics and tarot card readers, yoga, health screenings, manicures and hair care, massage therapists, an oxygen bar, aromatherapy, jewelry making and more.

“The NADA convention has taken the lifestyle and wellness concept to the next level with four specialty zones,” said Melissa Wolpert, director of convention services and operations for NADA. “Attendees can take a quick break from the action throughout the day. The activities last about 10 to 15 minutes.”

NADA has partnered with Saks Fifth Avenue to offer skin care and makeup consultation from Lancôme, clothing accessory bars for men and women, Hermes fragrance bar and fashion show.

“The Lifestyle Experience pavilions are not just for spouses,” Wolpert added. “There’s something for everyone.”

Saks Fifth Avenue will also host in-store events, including a private champagne-jazz breakfast and shopping events. (Saks Fifth Avenue, located at 301 Canal St., is walking distance from most NADA hotels. A shuttle bus also runs from the convention center.)
Lifestyle Experience dates and hours:

Saturday, Jan. 25  (8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
— Sunday, Jan. 26  (8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
— Monday, Jan. 27  (8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.)

Considered the “Automotive Industry Event of the Year,” the convention includes dealer-manufacturer franchise meetings, educational workshops, hundreds of exhibits on the expo floor and numerous networking events.

The 2013 NADA convention’s Lifestyle Experience pavilions in Orlando, Fla., were recognized by BizBash as one of the most innovative events held by both corporations and trade associations this year. BizBash is an industry magazine and online resource for event planners.

The 2014 NADA convention runs Jan. 24-27. For more information about the Lifestyle Experience venues, click here.

Dealers and their managers who register in advance by Jan. 16 will receive a $75 discount from the on-site rate. To register, visit www.nadaconvention.org.


From yoga and fitness to fashion and jazz, here’s a schedule of lifestyle events held at specific times during the NADA convention in New Orleans:

Laughter Yoga
Saturday, Jan. 25
10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Laughter yoga combines unconditional laughter with yogic breathing (Pranayama). Laughter is simulated as a body exercise in a group with eye contact and childlike playfulness that offers physiological and psychological benefits. LOCATION: Mind, Body & Spirit (Hall G)

The Best of Saks Fifth Avenue
Saturday, Jan. 25
11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

girlaccelerateA fashion show will present the latest “looks” for men and women, and includes a prize drawing for a $250 Saks Fifth Avenue gift card. (Must be present to win.) LOCATION: Beauty & Fashion Pavilion’s Lifestyle Theatre (Hall G)

Work/Life Balance Presentation
— Saturday,
Jan. 25 (11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.)
— Sunday Jan. 26 (11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.)

How organized are you? With today’s busy lifestyle, it’s a challenge to stay organized. Take a quiz from the “Occasional Wife” and learn the top-10 ways to create a better work-life balance and stay organized. LOCATION: Mind, Body & Spirit (Hall G)

“Wardrobing” … Saks Style
, Jan. 26
2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Hear from style experts how to take your “look” from day to evening and from home to on the “go.” Learn about fabrics that travel well and packing techniques. A $250 Saks Fifth Avenue gift card will be raffled. (Must be present to win.) LOCATION: Beauty & Fashion Pavilion (Hall G)

Champagne Jazz Breakfast and Exclusive Shopping Event
Sunday, Jan. 26
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Attend a private continental champagne brunch and register to win a $250 Saks Fifth Avenue gift card. To make a reservation, call (504) 524-2220 Ext. 5228. Space is limited.
LOCATION: Saks Fifth Avenue, 301 Canal St.

Hula Hooping
— Sunday, Jan. 26 (10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.)

— Monday, Jan. 27 (10 a.m., 2p.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.)

The Hula Hoop has evolved, and hooping is a new fitness trend sweeping the country. The circle is the infinite symbol of health, fitness, playfulness and joy. LOCATION: Mind, Body & Spirit (Hall G)

Jazz, Cocktails and Shopping Event
Monday, Jan. 27
4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Cocktails will be served at Three at Saks in the men’s complex, which includes live jazz from local musicians. Register to win a $250 Saks Fifth Avenue gift card. LOCATION: Saks Fifth Avenue, 301 Canal St.

Hotel Spotlight: Hotel Moteleone

23 Aug

The famous Carousel Bar & Lounge

It’s been said that the French Quarter begins in the lobby of the Hotel Monteleone. Step outside this French Quarter hotel to discover shop after shop of fabulous European antiques, estate jewelry, Oriental rugs, and art and antiquities from around the world. Quaint New Orleans restaurants and specialty shops line the cobblestone French Quarter streets.  Enjoy New Orleans tourist attractions just steps away, including Jackson Square, the Old French Market, and the Riverwalk, where tourists and locals stroll the levee and watch the steamboats along the Mississippi River.

At Hotel Moteleone, you’ll find history around every corner.  This historic New Orleans landmark is a member of Historic Hotels of America and Preferred Hotel Group. Hotel Monteleone boasts 600 luxurious guest rooms, including 55 luxury suites and literary author suites.

The new Criollo Restaurant and famous Carousel Bar & Lounge- complete with a 25 seat revolving bar – offer our guests the best in New Orleans dining and nightlife.  Hotel Monteleone provides the best luxury hotel amenities, including a heated rooftop pool, 24/7 fitness center, and valet parking.  Hotel Monteleone also offers 24/7 In-Room Dining and a Grab-n-Go Breakfast in the Lobby Lounge.  If you have yet to book your hotel room for the NADA Convention & Expo and want to experience the history of New Orleans, keep Hotel Monteleone in mind!

Register and reserve  your room today www.nadaconvention.org

For more on the Hotel Moteleone visit http://hotelmonteleone.com/

Hotel Spotlight : Hilton Riverside (2014 NADA/ATD Headquarter hotel)

1 Jul

Explore the best of New Orleans from the Hilton New Orleans Riverside hotel. Unwind in a comfortable guest room with WiFi, a 37-inch flat-screen TV and a mini-refrigerator. Upgrade toHiltonRiversidePic a deluxe room and absorb views over the Mississippi River or the bustling French Quarter. Choose an executive room and enjoy Executive Lounge access with complimentary breakfast and evening appetizers.

Gather with collRenovation Model Roomeagues over cocktails at the lively Spirits bar before heading across the street for a vibrant night out at Harrah’s Casino. Savor local specialties at Drago’s Seafood, a popular New Orleans restaurant. Catch up on work over a coffee at River Blends Café or in the hotel lobby – both offer complimentary wireless internet access. Start each day fresh with a hearty breakfast at Le Croissant Express. Pick up snacks, quick meals, local specialties, and souvenirs from the Crescent City Marketplace.

This downtown New Orleans hotel offers 90,000 sq. ft. of full-service health and fitness facilities. The Health Club by Hilton features a fitness center, exercise classes, and indoor tennis, squash and racquetball courts. Refresh after a workout by plunging into one of two outdoor swimming pools or simply spend time relaxing poolside.